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EX-Gazipur mayor Mannan jailed in graft case

A Dhaka court sentenced former mayor of Gazipur city corporation MA Mannan to imprisonment for one year in a case for embezzling Tk 50 lakh from public fund.

Judge Syed Kamal Hossain of Dhaka divisional special judge’s court passed the verdict on Wednesday.
The court also fined Mannan Tk 50 lakh, in default to serve three more months in jail.

Also a BNP leader, Mannan served as Gazipur mayor during a period from August 18, 2013 to February 2, 2015.

According to a case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission, he embezzled Tk 49,1, 848 from a fund allocated for poor and destitute.